Newton's Football:
The Science Behind America's Game
Dr. Ainissa Ramirez

Materials scientist and co-author of "Newton's Football: The Science Behind America's Game," Dr. Ainissa Ramirez argues that the game isn't just a clash of bodies, it's a clash of ideas where incremental changes can have unforeseen or counterintuitive consequences.

In the latest Thought Series podcast, she highlights the important role played by the behavioral sciences in the innovation game. She will examine if our risk-averse nature is a barrier to change and its effect on society's choices. She will take a look at how the practical understanding of chaos theory can have a meaningful impact on our daily lives.

Recommended Links: Visit Dr. Ainissa Ramirez's website for information on upcoming events and publications. Follow Dr. Ramirez on Twitter. Check out the TED Blog for articles and talks featuring Dr. Ramirez.

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